Dave Chappelle provides New particulars of assault at Secret Stand-Up demonstrate, Joined by way of Chris Rock Onstage - Hollywood Reporter

Two nights after the Hollywood Bowl incident, the comedian performed the Comedy store in los angeles, with stars like Kim Kardashian and Sean "Diddy" Combs in the crowd.

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Two nights after a man attacked him onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, Dave Chappelle addressed the incident at a secret comedy reveal in los angeles on Thursday.

The comedian performed on the Comedy store within the membership's 70-seat stomach Room. besides the fact that children Chappelle's appearance was a latest-minute addition, rumors began to flow into Thursday night ahead of the display, and eager enthusiasts paid $one hundred sixty for a ticket to look the "secret display" with an unnamed star comic.

Amongst the intimate crowd become a bunch of celebrities, together with Kim Kardashian, Sean "Diddy" Combs, rapper Yasiin Bey and comedian Jeff Ross, who turned into part of the lineup for Chappelle's Tuesday nighttime Hollywood Bowl demonstrate. Michelle Wolf, who became additionally at the Tuesday nighttime demonstrate, opened for Chappelle. Ten minutes into Chappelle's set, Chris Rock, who became at Tuesday nighttime's exhibit and, of course, slapped by using Will Smith onstage on the 2022 Oscars, joined him onstage.

enthusiasts queue up for the "secret exhibit," paying $160 a head for what they hope should be Dave Chappelle. Seth Abramovitch

dressed in a saggy tank good and smoking his favorite cigarettes, American Spirits, Chappelle took the stage to a hero's welcome from the small crowd.

Chappelle went instantly into the subject matter of the Tuesday-night assault on the Hollywood Bowl, asserting he couldn't see the man's face but that he obtained a grip of his hair.

Chappelle described being embraced immediately after the incident by using his son, who told him, "Dad, i really like you." Chappelle spoke of it turned into the ordinary sight of Jamie Foxx wearing, for some cause, "a sheriff's hat" that calmed him down.

Hours after the assault, Chappelle's rep stated that despite the "unlucky" and "unsettling" nature of what took place, he wouldn't let it "overshadow the magic of" his Hollywood Bowl units.

Chappelle shouted out the various people who reached out after the incident: "lots of people love me, it turns out," he stated of a bunch that blanketed Louis C.ok.

It was at that factor that Rock joined Chappelle onstage, drawing a big cheer from the gang.

Rock took a stool by way of Chappelle and remained there for the relaxation of the performance. It changed into two of the biggest comedians joking concerning the headline-making assaults they'd recently experienced — all unfolding in a 70-seat annex of the Comedy keep. As such, the second felt historic.

"as a minimum you got smacked with the aid of somebody of reputation!" Chappelle joked to Rock. "I obtained smacked by using a homeless man with leaves in his hair."

Rock laughed and replied, "I received smacked via the softest n—- that ever rapped."

Later, Chappelle described convincing the l. a. police to allow him to enter the room the place his alleged assailant, 23-yr-historical Isaiah Lee, turned into being held. "I obligatory to confer with him," Chappelle observed. He requested Lee what maybe might have caused his assault, to which Lee — who Chappelle mentioned perceived to him to be mentally ill — offered a narrative about his grandmother from Brooklyn, who had been pressured out of her regional by gentrification. The assault changed into intended to draw consideration to her plight, Chappelle recounted.

finally, the topics moved beyond the dual assaults to other issues in the information — the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard libel trial and the looming danger to Roe v. Wade.

but the digressions have been brief. It became Chappelle's assault that changed into the main subject of discussion that night — and the metropolis where it happened.

"i am in the [place] where you sat within the vehicle with Biggie Smalls as he died," Chappelle observed toward the conclusion of his set, searching over to Combs. "I hate this metropolis." With that, he grabbed his pack of cigarettes and left the stage.

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